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Dr. William Cromwell
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Ldl (Definition)

LDL, or low density lipoprotein, is a molecule in the body that transports lipids (fats) from the liver to other organs in the body. Because LDL cholesterol can get deposited in blood vessels which leads to cardiovascular disease, LDL cholesterol is ...Read more


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Is it really important to take medicine?I was thinking of controlling it by diet control and excercise?And possibilities of risk I am 33 year old male, I am pure vegetarian, recently i found out my cholesterol is 258 with HDL 40 and LDL 178, my triglyceri

Is it really important to take medicine?I was thinking of controlling it by diet control and excercise?And possibilities of risk I am 33 year old male, I am pure vegetarian, recently i found out my cholesterol is 258 with HDL 40 and LDL 178, my triglyceri

You : You should discuss this with your doctor but a 2 month period off Atorvastatin poses no significant risk. By the way, these statins are very safe and have been proven to reduce heart attacks and deaths. High cholesterol and diabetes (you appear to have both) increase the risk of heart disease and stroke over many years. 2 months will not make a big difference. There is no question that exercise and weight loss are the best treatments for most of what afflicts you. Even on a vegetarian diet a person can be overweight, have fatty liver, high cholesterol and diabetes. Keep you doc informed. And good luck on your efforts. ...Read more

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My cholesterol (total) is 230, TG= 190, HDL=41, LDL=151 Doctor says to eat vegetarian diet and to do exercise. Should I also take any medicine ?

My cholesterol (total) is 230, TG= 190, HDL=41, LDL=151
Doctor says to eat vegetarian diet and to do exercise. Should I also take any medicine ?

Second opinion: Becoming a vegetarian is the moral high ground but the actual benefits for health are sometimes overstated. Please do exercise, and get seen again, perhaps by a specialist. The decision about meds will depend of family and other aspects of your personal history. ...Read more

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Ldl 130. Hdl 35. Mother had cabgx 3 at 61. I am 37 and got an ebct. My score was 23. I am trying a vegetarian diet. Should i also go on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Ldl 130.  Hdl 35.  Mother had cabgx 3 at  61. I am 37 and got an ebct.   My score was 23.  I am trying a vegetarian diet.  Should i also go on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Statin needed: Your ebct indicates you have early vascular disease (>75th percentile for age, gender). Ldl cholesterol (ldl-c) is commonly used to "estimate" the number of LDL particles. However, because the amount of cholesterol carried inside LDL is so variable, ldl-c often underestimates ldl-p. When ldl-c and ldl-p differ cardiovascular risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. A minimal goal is ldl-p < 1000. ...Read more

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Can u take pantethine and Synthroid (thyroxine) together? I have a thyroid condition and wan to take the b vit to lower my ldl

Can u take pantethine and Synthroid (thyroxine) together? I have a thyroid condition and wan to take the b vit to lower my ldl

Yes: No problem taking those together. That said, take your thyroid medicine on an empty stomach away from other things. ...Read more

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Have a high LDL of 188 and a high tsh.. Otherwise a healthy lifestyle.. Can LDL be high due to abnormal thyroid?.. Do i need any drugs to lower my ldl

Have a high LDL of 188 and a high tsh.. Otherwise a healthy lifestyle.. Can LDL be high due to abnormal thyroid?.. Do i need any drugs to lower my ldl

Thyroid and lipids: A persistently high TSH would indicate long-term hypothyroidism that can lead to high cholesterol. Most clinicians would treat with thyroid hormone if TSH repeatedly > 10; restoring normal thyroid levels usually lowers LDL by modest amount. There is a direct correlation between higher TSH and higher ldl. If the LDL is then still too high, you may need other rxs based upon overall cardiac risks. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more